Making the invisible visible: 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition
- Date: Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Do you have a family member who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition?
Come along and learn how to contribute to the database of signatories of the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. This is a special Family History Talk to mark Suffrage125 and the passing of the Electoral Bill into law on 19 September 1893.
Do you have a family member who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition and would you like to share their story?
Collecting biographies of Women's Suffrage Petition signatories
Alongside the He Tohu exhibition, Archives New Zealand and Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage have been writing and collecting the biographies of the 25,519 women (and some men) who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.
These biographies are being uploaded to NZHistory’s suffrage petition database and made available, via an interactive screen, to visitors to He Tohu.
At this presentation, Archivist Katherine C’Ailceta will give an introduction and update to the ongoing project to research and share the stories of the suffrage petition’s signatories, and will share some interesting histories recently uncovered
She will be followed by Thomasin Sleigh, DigitalNZ’s Community Manager, who will demonstrate how to use the 'story' feature on digitalnz.org to further illustrate and share the fascinating lives of the suffrage petition’s signatories.